Research shows that our environment has a significant impact on our health, mental functioning and well-being.
When we spend time outside and connect with nature:
- our attention is restored,
- our thinking expands, and
- we gain a sense of relaxation and peace within us.
Immersing ourselves into an environment with plenty of greenery, trees or water is often what’s required when we feel overly stressed, need to clear our head, or wish to deeply reflect on life’s priorities or goals.
In order to function best, both physically and mentally, we need and thrive on connection. Not only to ourselves and to others, but also, to the natural world around us.